Romy has shared new solo single "Strong," The xx member's second official solo song. "Strong," like 2021 debut single "Lifetime," is produced by Fred Again... plus Stuart Price. A video shot by Romy's wife, Vic Lentaigne, can be seen below.
"Strong" was originally teased during Fred Again..’s Boiler Room, which went viral earlier this year. The pair also worked together alongside HAAi on this year's “Lights Out.”
"'Strong' came from a moment in my life when I was processing past grief," Romy says in a statement. "Whilst writing the lyrics I was thinking about my cousin Luis, we both have the shared experience of our mums passing away when we were young. I recognise in him the same trait I have which is to try and hold emotions down and put on a brave face. The song was a way to connect with these feelings, offer support and ultimately find a sense of release in the euphoria of music. Luis is with me on the single cover and in the music video too which was really special.
"My friendship with Fred means a lot to me, our closeness helps me to feel safe to be honest and vulnerable lyrically and we definitely connect over our love of songwriting and emotions in dance music. It's amazing and inspiring seeing and hearing what Fred is doing in his solo work and I’m very excited to be releasing this song together."